Bosch Security has announced that its Autodome 4000i and 5000i cameras are to feature integral intelligence in order to deliver enhanced security. The Autodome pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras feature built-in video analytics as a standard, and add metadata to all captured video images. This data can be used to improve security by automatically alerting users once pre-defined criteria are met or for other uses beyond security such as enforcing traffic regulations, enforcing no-parking zones, detecting vehicles driving the wrong way and delivering occupancy data (the number of vehicles entering or leaving a parking garage) for smart and efficient parking management.
The built-in Essential Video Analytics enable the cameras to generate metadata to add sense and structure to the video footage, instead of just capturing and storing video images. They not only detect objects, but can deliver associated data like size, speed, shape, direction and colour. This allows the devices to automatically distinguish between the object types such as people, cars, bikes, motorcycles or goods vehicles.
Because it’s possible to set alarm rules, such as someone approaching or climbing over a fence, security personnel are alerted the moment the alarm rule is triggered. It can be configured to recognise changes in speed (running), shape (crouching) or aspect ratio (falling). When searching for evidence, metadata in combination with the forensic search functionality allows instant retrieval of relevant footage from hours of stored video.
The Autodome IP 4000i is designed for indoor use. It features full pan and tilt control, plus 12x optical zoom that identifies fast-moving objects in HD1080p resolution with frame rates of up to 60fps at distances of up to 88 metres.
For indoor and outdoor applications with a larger surveillance area, the Autodome IP 5000i features 30x optical zoom and HD1080p resolution at 60fps, enabling fast-moving objects to be identified at up to 190 metres.
For night use, the AUTODOME IP 5000i IR features built-in infrared illumination with a range of 150 metres.
Both camera series include intelligent dynamic noise reduction and intelligent streaming, along with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bit-rate by up to 80 per cent.